The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School will send invitations to interview out to Round 1 applicants on Friday, October 31st, according to a recent post on the school’s MBA Admissions Blog. Applicants who snag one of these coveted interview spots will have an opportunity to take part in Wharton’s Team-Based Discussion interviews in a range locations around the globe.
For Round 1, off-campus interviews will be held in Dubai, London, Mumbai, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. Candidates can also, of course, choose to interview on campus in Philadelphia. “All invited candidates are encouraged to interview on-campus or in the off-campus location that is most convenient for you,” the MBA Admissions Team wrote on its blog. Continue reading…
Fridays From the Frontline is Clear Admit’s weekly summation of posts from the business school blogosphere. In his second book, Blink, Malcolm Gladwell argues that first impressions are often more accurate and influential than conscious and deliberate judgments. This week, applicants strive to make good first impressions in their MBA interviews, while current students do the same while meeting classmates and during job interviews.
Among current students, Scottgduncan practices interviewing by recording his responses on his webcam and then watching them back. Also, he details the questions he was asked during his Kellogg interview. Continue reading…
Welcome to another installment of Twitter Thursdays, in which we highlight some of the latest “tweets” from the top MBA programs on Twitter. If you want to stay on top of our updates, special prizes, admissions tips and breaking news, be sure to check Clear Admit out on Twitter. We’ve also created several lists related to MBA admissions to ease your daily access to breaking news from the top MBA programs.
Amidst his heavy reading, the Dean of the Darden School of Business, Bob Bruner, noted that that The Economist ranked his school number #1 for classroom teaching experience. Meanwhile, the Senior Associate Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions at Michigan / Ross, Diana Economy, broke down what portion of Ross applicants will be invited to interview. In other news, Judy Olian, Dean of the UCLA School of Management, shared an interview with a current Anderson student, who praised their Executive MBA program. Finally, Rich Lyons, Dean of the Haas School of Business, posted the program’s extensive calendar of events on business innovation.
Rankings of graduate management education programs abound, each with their own particular criteria for assessing which business schools ultimately come out on top. Separate from its overall business school rankings, U.S. News & World Report recently used data collected from schools to determine the top 10 programs from which MBA students graduate with the most debt.
The number one spot goes to Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, where full-time MBA students from the 2013 class who borrowed for business school had an average indebtedness of $108,186. Fuqua’s full-time MBA students had more debt than any of the other 86 ranked institutions, according to data submitted to U.S. News. Continue reading…
For those of you anxiously waiting to hear back from Wharton, your wait is almost over. Wharton announced on their blog that their invitations to interview will be sent out on Friday, October 31st. Interviews will take place during the month of November, and Wharton encourages invited candidates to interview on-campus or in the most convenient off-campus location. Wharton will be offering off-campus interviews in Mumbai, Dubai, London, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo, San Francisco, and Philadelphia.
Good luck to all Clear Admit readers who are waiting to hear back from Wharton! If you want to get a head start on preparing for interviews, check out our interview resources. We offer an archive of Interview Reports from Wharton applicants and a guide for preparing for Wharton interviews.
As interview season begins in earnest, we’re eager to hear more about your interview experiences! If you are interested in sharing your experience, we will be awarding a $10 Amazon gift certificate to each applicant who submits an interview report for any business school we cover. All you have to do is send us your interview report before 5 PM on Wednesday, October 29, and we’ll send you the gift certificate.
Please include the following information in your report:
- Date/Admissions Round
- Description of visit and/or interview atmosphere
- Type of interview (alum vs. adcom, blind vs. application-based)
- List of interview questions
- Commentary (What did you think of the interview? What surprised you? What didn’t surprise you? What might you conclude about the school based on this experience?)
Each person can only receive one gift certificate.
Are you still waiting for your interview date? Applicants who would like to supplement the information available on the Interview Archive can check out our Clear Admit Interview Guides, which provide school-specific insight about admissions interviews. Good luck to those still interviewing!
A whopping 85 percent of U.S. business schools now accept the GRE as an admissions test alternative to the GMAT, according to a 2014 survey by Kaplan Test Prep. That’s up from only 24 percent of business schools who said they accepted the GRE in 2009, when Kaplan first began tracking the issue. GRE acceptance by business schools has been growing steadily year over year, Kaplan reports.
But even as more schools report accepting scores from the GRE, most MBA applicants are still choosing to submit scores from the more traditional GMAT. More than half of the admissions officers surveyed by Kaplan this year reported that only one in 10 or fewer applicants chose to submit GRE scores instead of GMAT scores, representing a slight increase from Kaplan’s past surveys. Continue reading…
When Building E52, the main facility for the MIT Sloan School of Management, reopens after extensive renovations in January 2016, it will feature a new light installation by artist Leo Villareal, the school announced recently.
Villareal, who last year created The Bay Lights on the San Francisco Bay Bridge West Span, was recently awarded an MIT Percent-for-Art commission to create a light installation for MIT’s Building E52. His plans for E52 include a light sculpture in the north vestibule of the building as part of a new, glass-enclosed entrance. The sculpture will feature 240 hanging LED rods – each approximately 9 feet tall with 72 individual LEDs – arranged from the ceiling in rows. As part of the work, Villareal will create a software code programming the LEDs to cycle through a randomly generated series of combinations. Continue reading…
It’s time again for Trivia Tuesday! This week we’ll take a look at September Seminars, a special academic opportunity offered to second-year MBA students at the Stanford GSB.
“Before the start of Autumn Quarter classes, second-year students have the option of returning to campus early to participate in small one- or two-week seminars. These intensive seminars, known as September Sessions, give students a chance to explore a focused topic with a faculty member and a small group of classmates. Seminars cover a range of subjects, with recent topics including ‘Analysis and Valuation of Emerging Market Firms,’ ‘How to Tell a Story,’ and ‘Intellectual Property: Financial and Strategic Management.’ Nearly 20 September Sessions were offered in at the beginning of the 2012-2013 academic year. Continue reading…
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